FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2018
RIVERFRONT JUBILEE VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES 2018 MAINSTAGE LINEUP
New Glasgow, NS – The Riverfront Jubilee Volunteer Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Matthew Good, July Talk, and Jimmy Rankin will headline this year’s Riverfront Jubilee and will be Rockin’ The River from August 3rd, to 5th.
The 23rd annual Riverfront Jubilee begins Friday night and opens with Nova Scotian favourite Jimmy Rankin as the evening’s headliner. Rankin, is an award-winning solo artist, and lead singer, guitarist and songwriting mastermind behind, The Rankin Family. A dynamic live performer with an impressive catalog of hits, Jimmy will take the Riverfront Jubilee audience on an unforgettable musical journey from Cape Breton to Nashville and back again.
Joining Jimmy Rankin on stage Friday will be Alert The Medic. The Halifax-based band will bring their melodic lyrics and heart pumping tunes, sure to entertain any crowd. Completing the Friday night line-up is Pictou County’s own StoneHouse and The Kitchen Criminals.
With over 11 albums and over 20 Juno Awards nominations, Saturday night’s headliner Matthew Good is sure to “Rock The River” as he plays songs from his 20 years in the music industry, as well as some new songs from his recently released ninth solo album “Something Like a Storm”.
The seven piece soul-funk band Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound will also be featured Saturday night. The band’s beats mixed with lead singer Roxy’s powerhouse vocals, will deliver a soulful, straight from the heart performance.
Sunday night will be one night not to be missed with July Talk headlining. This Toronto-based band is one of a kind. With their lead vocals a mixture of grit and silk, they strike a balance between Americana and indie-rock that leaves you wanting more.
Calgary's Reuben and the Dark will join July Talk on Sunday night. This band is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling emotional folk and soul mixed tracks, which highlight both sadness and joy.
Sunday night will also feature Indie Pop songstress Natalie Lynn, who will get everyone dancing and singing with her unforgettable music.
The Jubilee family lost one of its own in 2017, Carlton Munroe, Riverfront Jubilee Executive Director, when he tragically lost his battle with Glioblastoom. Jubilee Chair Michelle MacLean, shared, “The loss of Carlton this past year was a hard one to stomach for the board - not only did we lose a key member of our Jubilee family, but we also individually lost a great and loyal friend. Though the Jubilee won’t feel the same without Carlton, the Board of Directors continues to keep him in our thoughts at every meeting and every time we talk about the Jubilee in the community. We hope he would be as proud of this year’s lineup so far, as we are.”
Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Riverfront Jubilee online at jubilee.ns.ca or ticketpro.ca and at any TicketPro Outlet. Ticket price for an Adult Gate Crasher Weekend pass are $70, Youth (13-18) Gate Crasher passes are $30, and VIP Weekend Gate Crasher passes are on for $150, prices in effect until May 19th. Follow 2018 Riverfront Jubilee on Facebook (/JubileenG), Twitter (@NGJubilee), or Instagram (ngjubilee) for more Mainstage acts, announcements, and all things #Jube2018
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Town of New Glasgow Ready to Engage & Empower Community to
Think Big Rural
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Thursday, May 10, 2018 …. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is the largest rural municipality in Nova Scotia. Governing such a large, diverse, and widely dispersed network of communities presents unique challenges. That’s why the HRM Mayor and Deputy Mayor have been invited to share their experiences and successes at the Town of New Glasgow’s Engage & Empower event on May 24.
HRM Mayor Mike Savage is a strong voice for local economic development, immigration, social equity, and infrastructure investment. He is an active member on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and president of the World Energy Cities partnership, an international organization of cities with significant energy sector interests. In March 2016, he was honoured as a Modern Maker of Canada by the Canadian Institute on Governance during a ceremony recognizing the growing role of civic leaders in driving the economic prosperity of the country.
Deputy Mayor Waye Mason has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades, including founding and serving as Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion. His career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and he has become a well-known business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector. He currently serves as Chair of Halifax’s Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee and as a Police Commissioner, as well as being a member of several other boards and committees.
“There is so much we can learn from Mayor Savage and Deputy Mayor Mason,” says New Glasgow Mayor, Nancy Dicks, who will host the panel discussion. “As the economic engine of the province, there’s a lot of buzz around Halifax. HRM, with their strong partnership-oriented approach, are showing us it is not only possible to bridge the divide between urban and rural but to use it to great advantage.”
This is the third in a series of events the town has hosted to broaden citizen engagement and input.
“The goal of this session is to learn more about the initiatives that are proving so successful in HRM and figure out how we can tap into it to be a bigger player in Nova Scotia.”
The Town of New Glasgow’s Engage & Empower event takes place on Thursday, May 24, 6:30 pm, Glasgow Square Theatre,